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2013-07-02 09:36:00 AM
Okay that's worse than any day I've had at work.
 
2013-07-02 09:42:31 AM
Well that escalated quickly.
 
2013-07-02 09:43:24 AM
Dang, 70 years old and still working in a government job?
This guy should get a good injured on the job pension and be retired...he deserves it.

/That and some people would like a federal job like that
 
2013-07-02 09:44:15 AM
The woman shot D. Perry Wright in the abdomen while shooting herself at the Lower Overlook area...

I got kicked in the lower overlook area once. It hurt like hell.
 
2013-07-02 09:45:44 AM
And he was only 5 years pass due for retirement.
 
2013-07-02 09:47:24 AM

lack of warmth: And he was only 5 years pass due for retirement.


Not to go off on a tangent, but anymore, due to the financial crisis from a few years back, several people, government workers included, lost most, if not all, of their pensions and HAD to keep working.
 
2013-07-02 09:47:29 AM
Taking the recycling trip a bit far now, aren't we?
 
2013-07-02 09:49:43 AM
He better hope hope she didn't have aids or hep or something.
 
2013-07-02 09:51:05 AM

abhorrent1: He better hope hope she didn't have aids or hep or something.


I was wondering about that myself.  But I'm under the impression the bullet was too fast/hot to really be a viable surface for most diseases.

Any munitions experts able to weigh in on that one?
 
2013-07-02 09:56:16 AM
I bet it was at 98.6 F when they checked it.
 
2013-07-02 09:57:12 AM
Head line in TFA says he was, "shot by accident". She shot herself on purpose, that's not accidental.
 
2013-07-02 10:02:38 AM
Nope, my day is still worse. Just sat in traffic for 1hr 45 mins to get to work during a Holiday week. Id rather have the bullet. At least Id be in the hospital and NOT AT WORK, and NOT IN TRAFFIC. This guy however has a sweet outdoor job that he probably loves so its a pretty bad day for him.
 
2013-07-02 10:03:22 AM

Kyro: abhorrent1: He better hope hope she didn't have aids or hep or something.

I was wondering about that myself.  But I'm under the impression the bullet was too fast/hot to really be a viable surface for most diseases.

Any munitions experts able to weigh in on that one?


I'm not, but there's no way the bullet carried any blood or tissue into the guy. Too fast, spinning, too hot.

Though, I'd love to know if you get any type of exposure if you have two bodies pushed together and the bullet passes through both. Even then, I don't think you'd have any matter pulled through. Did Mythbusters ever do anything on this with all their ballistic stuff?
 
2013-07-02 10:10:54 AM

Kyro: abhorrent1: He better hope hope she didn't have aids or hep or something.

I was wondering about that myself.  But I'm under the impression the bullet was too fast/hot to really be a viable surface for most diseases.

Any munitions experts able to weigh in on that one?


Beats me. But it's not an unusual situation - Gen. Maxcy Gregg was hit in the thigh at Antietam by the same bullet that killed Gen. Lawrence Branch, and the writer William Manchester was wounded on Okinawa by mortar fragments that had passed thorough the body of the man standing in front of him. That's two off the top of my head, I'm sure there's probably some medical literature on it.
 
2013-07-02 10:12:20 AM

BEER_ME_in_CT: Nope, my day is still worse. Just sat in traffic for 1hr 45 mins to get to work during a Holiday week. Id rather have the bullet. At least Id be in the hospital and NOT AT WORK, and NOT IN TRAFFIC. This guy however has a sweet outdoor job that he probably loves so its a pretty bad day for him.


Don't forget the good drugs they'll give you.
But after almost 2 hrs in traffic, people deserve their pick of good drugs.
 
2013-07-02 10:12:52 AM

Lady Indica: Did Mythbusters ever do anything on this with all their ballistic stuff?


They actually tested a myth from the civil war, that says a woman became pregnant because a bullet traveled through a man's testicles, flew 150 yards, then hit her in the womb area.

Myth: busted.
 
2013-07-02 10:15:39 AM

PizzaJedi81: lack of warmth: And he was only 5 years pass due for retirement.

Not to go off on a tangent, but anymore, due to the financial crisis from a few years back, several people, government workers included, lost most, if not all, of their pensions and HAD to keep working.


Depends on the government.  A lot of local government workers have been hit real hard, but if he is federal then his pension is likely intact.  However he may not be federal, we have Genesee County Rangers which is part of the Genesee County Sheriffs office.  Either way, I have seen officers go way beyond the retirement age when the area of work isn't all that difficult well before the economy took a dump.  A good chance this is the first time he was ever shot at and is why he never considered retirement.  You won't see any Flint or Detroit officers go one hour pass retirement.  A lot of them are worse than auto workers for taking early retirements.

/retired auto workers may or may not leave to live in FL
//retired officers just leave during the night without a forwarding address
 
2013-07-02 10:18:42 AM

the_rev: because a bullet traveled through a man's testicles

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2013-07-02 10:20:10 AM

buzzcut73: Dang, 70 years old and still working in a government job?
This guy should get a good injured on the job pension and be retired...he deserves it.

/That and some people would like a federal job like that


Except he doesn't want to retire. He is the type of guy that is going to die on the job, in front of kids, while teaching them about water saftey.
 
2013-07-02 10:22:40 AM

Kyro: abhorrent1: He better hope hope she didn't have aids or hep or something.

I was wondering about that myself.  But I'm under the impression the bullet was too fast/hot to really be a viable surface for most diseases.

Any munitions experts able to weigh in on that one?


Nope.  There has been many cases of "bio-material transfer" from one person to another by a bullets.   (I've even heard about a pregnancy but I can't confirm that) Yes bullets are hot but heat takes time to transfer into meat/blood, and they are moving quick, but not fast enough to not pick up some blood.    When they leave one body they can still be pushing a small amount of material that can be taken along for the ride, especially if it has partly expanded. It only takes one virus or infected cell, to infect someone else.
 
2013-07-02 10:35:10 AM

MonoChango: I've even heard about a pregnancy but I can't confirm that


I thought that was a myth from some civil war battle.
 
2013-07-02 10:35:56 AM
I came here expecting a grammar nazi flame war...

There are bad days at work....

/leaving self satisfied
 
2013-07-02 10:36:49 AM

abhorrent1: MonoChango: I've even heard about a pregnancy but I can't confirm that

I thought that was a myth from some civil war battle.


Never mind. See that's already been covered.
 
2013-07-02 10:48:03 AM

MonoChango: Kyro: abhorrent1: He better hope hope she didn't have aids or hep or something.

I was wondering about that myself.  But I'm under the impression the bullet was too fast/hot to really be a viable surface for most diseases.

Any munitions experts able to weigh in on that one?

Nope.  There has been many cases of "bio-material transfer" from one person to another by a bullets.   (I've even heard about a pregnancy but I can't confirm that) Yes bullets are hot but heat takes time to transfer into meat/blood, and they are moving quick, but not fast enough to not pick up some blood.    When they leave one body they can still be pushing a small amount of material that can be taken along for the ride, especially if it has partly expanded. It only takes one virus or infected cell, to infect someone else.


Agreed. Heat friction in a projectile is exponentially reduced after first passing through a mass which reduces velocity. No time to render the bullet hot enough for sterilization. Especially in a handgun.

During the Civil War, a significant number of injuries were sustained by secondary bullet impact. Due to the large caliber of the rifles, a lot of bone fragments became projectiles and subsequent sources of serious infection.
 
2013-07-02 10:50:56 AM
John Connally sympathizes.
 
2013-07-02 11:16:03 AM
So a bullet, probably copper jacketed, killed her and went into him? What that dude is going to due with extra mental fortitude, I have no idea.

/if this is obscure, I am disappointed
 
2013-07-02 12:27:47 PM
Oddly, this is a recurring fear of mine. Whenever I walk past a car parked in a relatively isolated area with someone behind the wheel, I have this irrational fear that they're there to do themselves in and I'm going to catch their bullet because I happen to be walking by at just the wrong moment.

It's comforting to know this can actually happen. What the fark.

/And by "comforting," I mean "not comforting..."
 
2013-07-02 01:28:22 PM
She should have yelled "heads up."  Inconsiderate biatch.
 
2013-07-02 03:36:48 PM

SonOfSpam: John Connally sympathizes.


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We're through the looking glass here, people.
 
2013-07-02 03:51:33 PM

buzzcut73: Dang, 70 years old and still working in a government job?
This guy should get a good injured on the job pension and be retired...he deserves it.

/That and some people would like a federal job like that


Working at Lanier (Buford Dam) he shoulda been collecting Combat Pay already.
 
2013-07-02 06:01:44 PM
FTFA:

"The woman, 34-year-old Qiana Moore, shot D. Perry Wright in the abdomen while shooting herself at the Lower Overlook area of the park on June 27. "

From Wikipedia:

"Qiana is a silky fiber developed in 1962 at the by Stanley Brooke Speck. The fiber was christened Qiana when introduced by in 1968. Initially intended for high-end fashions, it became a popular material in the 1970s for faux-silk men's shirts, displaying bold patterns. The shirts were generally cut tight and included wide collars to fit over the collars of the suit coats which were worn popularly to discos".

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2013-07-02 08:58:40 PM

lack of warmth: PizzaJedi81: lack of warmth: And he was only 5 years pass due for retirement.

Not to go off on a tangent, but anymore, due to the financial crisis from a few years back, several people, government workers included, lost most, if not all, of their pensions and HAD to keep working.

Depends on the government.  A lot of local government workers have been hit real hard, but if he is federal then his pension is likely intact.  However he may not be federal, we have Genesee County Rangers which is part of the Genesee County Sheriffs office.  Either way, I have seen officers go way beyond the retirement age when the area of work isn't all that difficult well before the economy took a dump.  A good chance this is the first time he was ever shot at and is why he never considered retirement.  You won't see any Flint or Detroit officers go one hour pass retirement.  A lot of them are worse than auto workers for taking early retirements.

/retired auto workers may or may not leave to live in FL
//retired officers just leave during the night without a forwarding address


He would probably be a State of Georgia DNR Employee. At least that is the department that patrols the lake, and tickets people for boating under the influence.... or so I hear.
 
2013-07-02 10:00:34 PM
Did she commit suicide with a Mannlicher Carcano rifle?
 
2013-07-02 10:54:40 PM
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